Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

julian_koenig-Legendary copywriter Julian Koenig, most well-known for his work on iconic Volkswagen Beetle campaigns, is dead at 93 (photo above). link

-T-Mobile is partnering with Rhapsody to offer ad-free music streaming, lets users test-drive an iPhone, unveils new “Data Strong” tagline at Uncarrier 5.0. link

-Unilever CMO says Facebook, Twitter and Google are “sucking up creative talent.” link


-Pinterest is now a customizable ad unit attracting publishers’ attention. link

-Here are the winners of AKQA’s Future Lions awards. link

-Publishers vie for their share of the World Cup windfall. link

-George P. Johnson Experience Marketing (GPJ) celebrates its 100th anniversary with a giant flag. link

-Four steps “A certain football team based in Washington D.C.” should take to rebrand. link